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MKHP Welcomes Jen Reid-Smith to Lead Programmes Role
Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership (MKHP) is pleased to welcome Jen Reid-Smith to the role of Programmes Manager. Taking on the role in February, from predecessor Kate Mundle, Jen brings a wealth of programme experience from the homelessness sector as well as her long standing commercial background.
With a passion for real change, based on cross sector collaboration and insight led learning, Jen is keen to hear the views of those with lived experience of homelessness, empowering them to help shape provision across Milton Keynes.
Commenting on her first few weeks at MKHP, Jen Reid-Smith said “I’m thrilled to join MKHP as Programmes Manager, to continue striving for better opportunities and outcomes for those experiencing homelessness in MK. Having spent more than twenty years in the corporate world leading projects, operations and governance for some of the high street big brands, I joined Winter Night Shelter MK 18 months ago. I worked with some amazing staff, volunteers, guests and partner charities – all of whom made me want to continue my charity journey.”
Tracey McCillen, Chief Executive MKHP said, “I am thrilled to welcome Jen to our team. She brings with her a range of knowledge and skills from the homelessness sector, but also a keen business acumen peppered with an appetite for innovation. Jen will no doubt be a formidable voice for change to help shape and deliver our aspirations and strategic priorities.”
The core programme delivery areas underpin MKHP strategic priorities in ‘Health and Wellbeing’ and ‘Achieving Homes’, with a number of project areas being designed and delivered. This includes the new ‘Pathways to Independence’ and the roll out of vaccinations to those who are homeless, or are at risk of homelessness, through the joint PCN/MKHP Covid Action Group.
MKHP is a network of organisations who connect to prevent and end homelessness in Milton Keynes. We work to prevent people becoming homeless and help people get and keep a home. MKHP encourages and facilitates innovative ideas on how to end homelessness in MK with a focus on prevention rather than cure. We advocate a person-centred approach to all services for those that are or are at risk of homelessness, from medical and wellbeing through to better and truly affordable homes.
To find out how you can get involved in our work, please get in touch.
To contact Jen-Reid Smith directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org.